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-Nearby recreation
-Attractive downtown


-Violent crime
-Hot, humid summers

What Bert Has To Say About Ocala Metro Area

Ocala, a small agricultural and manufacturing center, is about halfway between Gainesville to the north and Orlando to the southeast. With its attractive tree-lined streets and Old South–style homes, it more resembles a typical Southern city than a Florida city or beach town. Ocala is the capital of Florida’s thoroughbred industry, and ranching and horse-breeding are popular.

Just east of town is the Ocala National Forest, a preserve of Florida pines, cypress, and hardwood trees with water and plenty of recreation. The area has above average historic and natural interest. Manufacturing is mostly light, with household goods, auto parts and some electronics manufacturing, and recent employment trends are favorable. Cost of living and housing, following Florida trends, has increased. The location is a bit isolated from Orlando’s services and amenities, 75 miles away.

The level area is characterized by a mix of open land and areas of medium-size trees, some tropical in nature. Summers are warm and humid with maximum temperatures averaging a little more than 90 degrees. Winters are mild with daytime temperatures in the 60’s and 70’s, but with some occasional freezing. Rainfall is appreciable in every month but most comes from summer afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Ocala does not have a serious hurricane risk because of its inland location.


  • Profile: Small city
  • Time zone: Eastern Standard Time
  • Elevation: 75
  • Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
  • City: Ocala
  • Zip Codes: Ocala (zip 34471)

Quick Facts About Ocala

    The unemployment rate in Ocala (zip 34471) is 6.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Ocala (zip 34471) jobs have Increased by 1.13 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Ocala (zip 34471)'s cost of living is 9.20% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Ocala (zip 34471)'s population is 24,454 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -1.31 percent.
    Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Ocala (zip 34471) is $115,200. Home appreciation the last year has been 2.90 percent.
    Ocala (zip 34471) public schools spend $10,399 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 14.7 students per teacher in Ocala (zip 34471).

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